KAMPALA, Uganda - Weeks before the coronavirus spread through the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some had seen in 70 years.
Now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving.
Billions of the young desert locusts are winging in from breeding grounds in Somalia in search of fresh vegetation springing up with seasonal rains.
Millions of already vulnerable people are at risk. And as they gather to try to combat the locusts, they risk spreading the virus.